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We will announce the agenda for 2023 in due course. 

Get in touch with Cobus Heyl at [email protected] if you want to submit a speaker proposal for 2023. Include in your email the name and details of the speaker, as well as your suggested topic title and description of the subject matter.

Here’s what a few of our attendees in 2022 / had to say about the agenda.

“Truly great conference – perfectly pitched. Congrats, Cobus, on the programme – you are the best, really. Loved the focus on business -valuing, setting up etc. also the Enders presentation. Loved the specialist workshops you developed. Lean into them and push them even further.”

“Cobus, thanks again for having our panel discussion. We appreciate it more than you know, as there is much work to be done in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our industry”

“It was my first Congress, but I must tell you it was a very insightful and engaging experience. My key takeaway was a perspective on existing and future business strategy”

“We are back in Cape Town full of inspiration and ideas”

About / Us.

Co-founded by Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefli, Di5rupt (“disrupt”) is a startup but its portfolio includes brands stretching back almost a century.

In June 2022, we organised, hosted and sold out the 44th FIPP World Media Congress on license for the first time. Also in June, we launched our first proprietary product in conjunction with World News Media Network – a seminar on First-Party Data Strategies. Our second wholly-owned is Media Makers Meet (Mx3 Berlin), which focuses on innovation in B2B as special interest media verticals.

We further provide content, commercial and marketing services to 3rd parties such as for the FIPP – Connecting Global Media’s Insider events (international speaker acquisition and sponsorship sales) and Google and FT Strategies’ digital immersion weeks.

With direct access to multiple media and tech experts around the world, Di5rupt taps into an extensive knowledge ecosystem in developing and delivering its product and service portfolio. 

Based in the United Kingdom, Di5rupt operates across international markets.

Cobus Heyl
[email protected]

 

Focus areas:
General management
Finance
Product
Content & Marketing

John Schlaefli
[email protected]

 

Focus areas:
General management
Commercial sales
Strategic partnerships

Ces Jyrwa
[email protected]

 

Focus areas:
Speaker management
Updating conference site/s
Social media posts and monitoring

Carlotta Serantoni
[email protected]

Focus areas:
Partnership Sales